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'Straight Outta Compton' Stars

We Were Starstruck

By Terror Train Heroes

8/25/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824-train-heroes-straight-outta-compton-instagram-01O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell from "Straight Outta Compton" are now movie stars ... but they turned into fanboys when they met the American train heroes in Paris.

Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos were walking in Paris Sunday night when they saw the two actors who played Ice Cube and Eazy-E ... and before they could ask the stars for a pic, O'Shea and Jason beat them to the punch -- this according to Anthony's sister Arissa.

After a quick chat the actors invited the trio to the Paris premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" Monday night.

Arissa wasn't sure if they'd be able to make the screening because of security risks ... but the invite is sure cool.

As we first reported, the networks are all fighting for the first interview with Skarlatos.

update_graphic_red_barSadler ended up making it to the premiere and even walked the red carpet!



Rosie O’Donnell

Suspect in Daughter's Disappearance

To Raise Tinder Defense

8/25/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Steven Sheerer, the man arrested in the disappearance of Rosie O’Donnell's daughter, will claim he relied on Tinder to ensure the girl was of legal age.

Sheerer, who's 25, claims he met 17-year-old Chelsea after she came up in his Tinder feed, leading him to believe she was an adult. His lawyers say Sheerer relied on the app separating users into age groups.

Sheerer allegedly sent Chelsea a nude photo over the Internet, which is a crime if she's underage. His legal team also believes the child endangerment charge is bogus for several reasons. First, she came to him and also, she wasn't harmed in any way.

As for his recent, drug-related legal troubles … Sheerer's lawyers say he's getting treatment and has fully complied with his probation.


Ex-NFL Star Jason Taylor

I'm About to Lose My Juice

8/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-jason-taylor-fun-art-getty-01Jason Taylor -- former superstar defensive end for the Miami Dolphins and "Dancing with the Stars" alum -- has just learned juice bars and banks don't blend well.

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Amazing Larry in

'Pee-wee's Big Adventure'


8/25/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824_lou_cuttell_amazing_larry_now_photos_launchLou Cutell is best known for playing the crazy hair colored Amazing Larry -- who interrupts Pee-wee in the middle of the "big meeting" -- in the 1985 classic "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." Guess what he looks like now!

TMZ Live

Drake & Serena:

Hollywood's New Power Couple Emerges

8/24/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

  • Wiz Khalifa Busted & Restrained by Cops at LAX
  • Terrence Howard Wins Big in Court
  • Another Victim of Josh Duggar Comes Forward
  • Fetty Wap: When Stage Dives Go Wrong

Nicki Minaj

I'm Feeling Myself

... But Not This $11k Dress

8/24/2015 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824-nicki-minja-left-dress-TMZ-01Nicki Minaj seemingly abandoned her $11k ready-to-wear Emilio Pucci gown at a NY wedding venue.

Butch Yamali, owner of the Coral House reception venue in Long Island where Minaj's brother got married over the weekend, tells TMZ … they found Minaj's gold dress NWT hanging in the bridal suite. 

Coral House has been trying to get the dress back to Nicki, but it hasn't been easy ... they’re afraid to hand it over to the wrong person. They say someone's already called asking for the dress, but Yamali was suspicious enough that the person wasn't from Nicki's camp so he didn't hand it over.

We're told Minaj dropped $40k on her brother's wedding ... so the dress is pretty much chump change.

Pretty on fleek.

In other news...

Beverly Johnson On Bill Cosby

Supermodel Beverly speaks about Cosby accusations: It Is A 'Lightening Rod'... Find out what she means and goes on to reveal!



Charged in Fireworks Stunt

8/24/2015 4:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824_steve_o_crane_facebookSteve-O's human King Kong stunt atop a Hollywood crane earlier this month could land him in jail -- the Jackass star's been hit with 5 misdemeanors.

The L.A. City Attorney charged Steve for creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing and possession of fireworks without permit, and trespassing. 

Cops responded to calls that a jumper had climbed a construction site crane over Sunset Boulevard on Aug. 9 -- but eventually realized it was Steve-O protesting SeaWorld with an over-the-top stunt.

If he's convicted of all charges he faces up to 4 and a half years in jail.


Floyd Mayweather

Takes $5 Million Car to Fatburger

8/24/2015 3:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824_floyd-mayweather-car-tmzsportsFloyd Mayweather wasted no time flossin' in his brand new $5 million super car ... taking it out to his favorite restaurant in Vegas -- Fatburger ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The boxer had been gunning to buy the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita for months through his car guy Obi Okeke of Fusion Luxury Motors -- and when he finally took possession over the weekend, he was dyin' to take it for a spin. 

We're told he parked the car outside of the Fatburger on the Vegas strip early Sunday morning ... and popped the hood to show people the ridiculously fast engine. 

But after onlookers began to crowd the ride, Floyd decided he didn't want to risk driving it home -- too many obstacles -- so he called in a flatbed truck to safely return it to his mansion. 




'Hit The Quan' Rapper

Chris Brown Pulled A Major Fashion Faux Pas

8/24/2015 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown's crotch hole at Sunday's concert could easily have been avoided if he simply followed the "Hit The Quan" dress code.

We caught up with iHeart Memphis, the rapper responsible for the dance craze, who notes Brown was absolutely killing it with his moves until his pants ripped at the seams.

According to Memphis, Breezy's skinny jeans are to blame for the wardrobe snafu, and says Chris needs to bone up on the proper "Hit The Quan" attire.

Yes, there is a right and a wrong. Pay attention, Chris.

In other news...

You Won't Believe How Different George Clooney Looked As A Teen!

Big difference, but still as handsome as ever!



Rapping About Penetrating Kylie?

8/24/2015 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Tyga's got the blueprint ... brag about having sex with your juuust 18-year-old GF Kylie Jenner -- and everyone will pay attention to your new music.

Tyga just dropped a new mixtape, which includes the song, "Stimulated" -- which includes lyrics like: "They say she young ... I shoulda waited ... She a big girl, dawg ... When she stimulated."

There's more ... like a direct reference to "penetration." The "young" line makes it seem like Tyga's talking about Kylie, but who knows?

After he dropped "Pleazer" -- the one where he rapped about "vagina juice" -- he insisted the track was NOT about Kylie, but some other random chick.


USC's Steve Sarkisian

Powerful Alums & Boosters Pissed

... Calls to Fire Coach

8/24/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The backlash over Steve Sarkisian's drunken comments at a USC event has begun -- with several high-powered alums and boosters calling for the school to fire the coach ... TMZ Sports has learned.

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Taylor Swift Has Officially Monetized Friendship

But who profits from a guest appearance by Matt LeBlanc?


Shots Fired

At Rolex Store

Inside Famous L.A. Mall

8/24/2015 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0824_rolex_store_tmz_wmArmed robbers just hit the Rolex store inside a very famous L.A. shopping center -- sending people running for their lives in terror.

TMZ has learned at least 2 men in ski masks fired shots while robbing the luxury watch store at Westfield Century City Mall. Witnesses say the suspects had assault rifles. No one was injured by the shots.

We're told the men made a clean getaway by car, but people in the parking lot who saw them fled in panic. It's unclear how much the suspects stole ... police are on the scene now.

The mall is right next to the FOX Studios backlot -- and a popular destination for locals and tourists from nearby Beverly Hills. 


'Empire' Sued Again

They Stole My Idea

... And I Want $500 Million!

8/24/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0415-empire-foxImagine "Empire" with Shaft in the lead role ... that was the vision one guy had, but it never got made ... and now he believes the creators of the show owe him $500 million for stealing his idea. 

A guy named Jon Astor-White is suing EPs Danny Strong and Lee Daniels -- as well as Imagine Entertainment and 21st Century Fox -- claiming he shopped around a show called "King Solomon" back in 2007 ... which bears a lot of similarities to "Empire."

Astor-White claims his show would have starred Richard Roundtree (Shaft said no thanks) and was about a record executive and his family and their battle over control of the company. 

Astor-White said he faxed the treatment around, and included a proposed cast list which was aspirational, to say the least. In addition to Roundtree, Astor-White wanted Diahann Carroll, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, John Goodman, George Hamilton and Angie Dickinson

Astor-White describes his show as "the style and elegance of 'Dynasty' meets 'The Sopranos' with a sprinkling of 'The Godfather.'" That's a similar comparison Marvin Gaye III made in his claim.

The show has also been sued by a guy with Jackson family connections and by a woman who claims she is the real Cookie.

Astor-White is seeking the half a billion dollars ... plus additional damages.

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